And further on the idea of serendipity at work in one’s life a friend wrote this blog post about passion. It’s all so very true. Passion is the spark of living a virbrant, fulfilled life – and it can appear in any facet of one’s life.
All of the stories in my blog posts are retold with permission.
One of the blessings of working in community services and teaching is the people one meets. Rarely did I come across someone who wasn’t passionate about social justice and cared deeply for others. Here’s an example, during a lunch break one day, a gorgeous, wise colleague told me a story about her daughter.
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Her daughter was tremendously talented at physical activity, sport in particular. Anything she tried was highly successful. Hers was a restless passion, not unusual for her age, every couple of years she moved from one thing to the next. My friend was feeling rather down, as her daughter had been a State champion in one sport and had to decided to give it away.
In a reflective moment, my friend said the most amazing thing:
“I suppose the gift isn’t the talent…
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